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Kids Joke Sites

Humor: the top challenge when writing to kids at summer camp


Did you know that writing funny letters to kids at summer camp is the top challenge for letter-writers? The good news: relief is sight…

One of the best ways to amuse your summer camper is to include a joke or two in your letters and emails.  Following is our updated list of kids joke sites, most of which have clean jokes that you can send to your younger campers.

Jokes are like a gift that keeps on giving: once you share a joke with your camper, they can share it with their friends too.  And it will give you something to talk in your letters as well. Continue reading ‘Kids Joke Sites’


Uniquely You

Recently a friend shared how her family’s roadtrips were unique. Turns out that instead of playing the license plate game Recipe that's uniquely you - Letters to Camp Blogor losing themselves in their iPhones, her family reads stories to each other. They take long roadtrips so we’re talking about whole books. Her family looks forward to their unique way of taking roadtrips. Each roadtrip reinforces the family’s unique and fun traditions.

I’m sure that that you have many special shared family traditions of your own. Continue reading ‘Uniquely You’

Txting Lttrs 2 Cmp

Sometimes, to do something different, sometimes you have to do something less. Less typing, less writing – i.e., fewer letters. As in fewer alphabet letters.

Abbreviations can be a god-send for parents with way too much to share in just one page (that’s the limit at our camp). And kids love the texting abbreviations they use with their friends too. Not that they’ll want to share with you.  But they may get a kick out of an abbreviated email from you. Or not. But you won’t know until you try… WTG (way to go)!

Check out the sample letter (with translation) below:

The Letter


Sup?  We’re having a good summer so far IMHO – even though it’s lonely without u.  WBU?  How is camp?  R u having fun meeting new kids?  What’s ur favorite activity?

OATUS, Sparky the dog was chasing his tail last night and it was so funny Dad and I were ROFL. LOL, it was funny!  SFSG with his potty training – no mess yet. LOL!

BTW, IDK about u, but IDC if I ever have turnips again because they are gross!  JK – As if I’d ever ever eat turnips!

JTLYK, Dad and I are going on a trip to NYC next week to see what it’s like to be in a small city.  LOL. OMG I am so funny.  NM, that was lame.  Wuteva… Anywho, we’re GTG, so I’ll say bibi.  BISLY



We love you. TTYL



B4 I forget – wtg on winning the swim meet!

The  Translation

Dear Daughter,

What’s up?  We’re having a good summer so far in my humble opinion – even though it’s lonely without you.  What about you?  How is camp?  Are you having fun meeting new kids?  What’s your favorite activity?

On a totally unrelated subject, Sparky the dog was chasing his tail last night and it was so funny Dad and I were rolling on the floor laughing. Laugh-out-loud, it was funny!  So far, so good with his potty training – no mess yet. Laughing out loud!

By the way, I don’t know about you, but I don’t care if I ever have turnips again because they are gross!  Just kidding – as if I’d ever ever eat turnips!

Just to let you know, Dad and I are going on a trip to NYC next week to see what it’s like to be in a small city.  Oh my god I am so funny.  No matter, that was lame.  Whatever… Anywho, we’ve got to go, so I’ll say bye bye.  But I still love you.

See you, er see you later

We love you. Talk to you later



B4 I forget – way to go on winning the swim meet!



The Funny Letters to Camp Resource List

The ultimate resource for time-strapped parents searching for funny letter ideas!

 Sometimes you just need a quick list of resources, say for writing funny letters to camp. Here it is: the official Letters to Camp Funny Letters Resource List:

Jokes Kids Love

Mix Up Your Letters with CampLibs

Multiple Choice Letters/Fill-In-The-Blank letters

Camp Letter Ideas – Change Your Perspective!

So You Still Need More Ideas?

How to Write Funny Letters to Camp

Write a funny letter to camp.  Your camper will love you for it.

Humor is good.  Funny is easy.  Laughs build bonds forever.

Top letter writing challenges – the Letters to Camp Blog.

For the last year, we’ve been asking folks about their biggest challenge writing letters to camp.  And the number one challenge? FUNNY LETTERS!  Heck, it even beat out homesickness prevention.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ways you can create funny letters to your camper.  Check out the info-edu-graphic for details! Continue reading ‘How to Write Funny Letters to Camp’

Talk Like a Pirate With Your Camper

Ahoy mateys – wishin’ ye a happy and celebratory Columbus Day!

As you write letters to camp, it’s always a good idea to mix it up with new and clever material – jokes, stories, interesting facts etc.

Here’s a fun topic that any camp-age boy will eat up: pirates.  And what better topic for Columbus Day since Columbus and pirates alike rode ye olde giant sea between the continents.

Continue reading ‘Talk Like a Pirate With Your Camper’

Funny Letter 5-Step

Seriously, it’s OK not to be so serious.

It’s the middle of July and, well, your letters may be getting just a bit stale.  How many times can you tell your camper about the wonderful dinner you had, or the not-so-new dress you wore, or the latest goings-on at the neighbors’ house. It’s time to take action!  It’s time to add a little humor to your letters.  And it’s easier than you might think – and you can do it in 5 easy steps!   Continue reading ‘Funny Letter 5-Step’

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